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All of these numbers show why so many people have been talking about secession lately. These people don't hate America. They are people who deeply love this country and are saddened by this rapid descent we're taking. The way we're going, it seems like secession is the only way to start over and get back to the founding principles of liberty and responsibility that made this country great. I'm so tired of the politicians who create a massive hole and think the answer is to just keep digging.
I've worked in union and non-union shops. The union shops are always less productive and more expensive. I currently work at a unionized university in Illinois. The union constantly pushes for more pay for less work... or for getting paid for any little extra thing you do. They love to nickle-and-dime employers. Several years ago, a janitor changed a light bulb in my office. The bill... $60! Only a union person may change a light bulb, and at their ridiculous rates. I'm not even allowed to hammer a nail into my office wall to hang a picture. In fact, the union confiscated a hammer we had in our office because "only union janitors may use hammers on campus." The fee for hammering a nail to hang a picture? $50.
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Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7 Percent

RMan3 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:50 AM
To get the truth, look at the numbers behind this 7.7% number. 146,000 jobs were added but... * 540,000 dropped from labor force last month. * The labor force participation rate dropped to 63.6%. * There are now 88,883,000 who are NOT in the labor force.
I covered a town hall a few years ago by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (I'm a TV news reporter). Harkin constantly had to turn to his aides to get answers to questions. It was clear he didn't know what was in the bill, but he was voting for it! Afterward in the hallway, and I asked him, "You talk about 30 million more people getting health insurance, but where are the extra doctors coming from?" His answer: "We're going to increase grants for medical students to encourage more people to enter the medical profession." I responded, "How can you guarantee that will even work?" He evaded: "I'm sorry. I have to go." I then asked, "Won't insurance costs go up as well?" Answer: "Thank you. I have to go."
My doctor told me two years ago he would leave his practice if Obamacare became law. He told me many of his family doctor friends were considering the same thing - that they would either choose to specialize or go into another field or retire early.
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Gross Misconceptions

RMan3 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:08 PM
I thought of this exact quotation last night as I watched our country vote itself more free stuff.
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Lies, Darned Lies, and Polls

RMan3 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:10 AM
My gut feeling (and I hope I'm right) is that this feels a lot like 1980 and 1994 - when the media and pollsters missed a strong undertow of disgust with the party in power. Also in both years, they failed to account for the very strong enthusiasm of Republican voters who were willing to walk through fire to vote. Also, every poll shows Romney winning independents by large margins. That's a huge danger sign for Obama. Well, two more days, and we'll see who's right.
I was thinking the same thing. The liberal MSM bias shines through on the stories they DON'T cover.
At my unionized university, we had our annual fall faculty meeting. The higher-ups told us that enrollment is falling, state financial support is declining, federal grants are decreasing, the university is in debt, there are fewer kids graduating from high school in our state so enrollment will continue to decline, and tuition rates went up yet again. Then, a union rep got up and talked about the tough times as well. Then he added, "Still, we got faculty a salary increase last year!" Half of the audience cheered wildly, apparently not hearing a single thing other speakers had just said. If anything, we should have been taking pay cuts to help the university survive. If we were a "real" business, we'd be out of business.
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Oh My: The Brutal Post-Debate Focus Group

RMan3 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:53 PM
Are Dems feeling depressed? You bet. One of my neighbors actually took down his Obama yard sign overnight! I'm not kidding. It's been in his yard for a month, and it was there yesterday. As of this morning, I saw it sitting against a wall in his garage! Seems like someone's a little embarrassed about The Ones' performance last night...
I love #8. Where I work, a liberal had a bumper sticker on her car throughout the Bush years that showed a picture of a flag-draped coffin with the words "How Many More?" About a month after Obama's election, the bumper sticker suddenly disappeared. Her heart-felt concern for our men and women in uniform seemed to disappear as well.
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